– Embraer and CAE are working on extending their relationship to include pilot training for the EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets and the Lineage 1000 executive jet, in support of Embraer’s customers throughout the Americas.
“Our partnership with Embraer has proven to be successful, and we are happy to build on it by leveraging our global training centre network,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group President, Innovation and Civil Training & Services.
The agreement for the EMBRAER 170/190 family and Lineage 1000 is in addition to the deal announced in October 2006 for initial and recurrent training for pilots and ground crew personnel of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets. A full joint venture agreement is expected to be finalized within the next few months. EMBRAER 170/190 pilot training is now offered at CAE’s training center in Montreal, Canada.
“Our working relationship with CAE has been exceptional and we have the utmost confidence in their training approach,” said Embraer’s Senior Vice President, Aviation Services, Edson Carlos Mallaco. “We look forward to doing more business together.”
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil's leading exporters. Embraer's headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On March 31, 2007, Embraer had a workforce of 21,005 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 15.0 billion. More information is available at www.embraer.com
CAE (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies, and integrated training services to the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. We design, manufacture and supply simulation equipment and offer training and services. This includes integrated modelling, simulation and training solutions for commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, aircraft manufacturers and military organizations and a global network of training centres for pilots, and in some instances, cabin crew and maintenance workers.
With annual revenues of over C$1 billion, CAE operates in 19 countries around the world. CAE has sold nearly 700 simulators and training devices to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, training centres and defence forces for air and ground purposes in more than 40 countries. We have over 110 full-flight simulators in more than 20 aviation training centres, serving approximately 3,500 airlines, aircraft operators and manufacturers around the globe. CAE licenses its simulation software to various market segments and has a professional services division assisting customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. More information is available at www.cae.com
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